firefox question

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  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    k, so firefox has a pretty cool feature, if the browser crashes or my box crashes it will restore the previous session

    this is really good because if I have to restart the browser I have to jump threw some uala pages, if it restores the previous session it goes right to the page I want to be in the first place

    so, is there a way to load the previous session even if the browser didn't crash?

    if there's nothing I can do besides crash the browser, and without using task manager, is there a way to crash the browser when I close it down?

    thanx in advance
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    dont know if this is it but.....

    in url bar type - about:config, then look for browser.sessionstore.resume_session_once (bool) - default is false, change it to true

    or

    browser.startup.page (int) - What is displayed when Firefox starts: 0 = blank page; 1 = homepage; 3 = previous session. Default is 1. (Note: This preference is exposed in the Startup section of the Main pane of the Options/Preferences dialog.)
     
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  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    You need tabsmixplus installed, and have these settings here. As a second choice.

    Make sure Show My Windows And Tabs From Last Time, instead of Show my homepage.
     
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  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    k, sessionstoreresume thingy didn't do the trick, homepage thingy to 3 didn't do the trick and tabsmixplus says it's for older versions

    what version does tabsmix plus work on and do you have a link for that version?

    thanx for the help guys
     
  5. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I am running the latest Firefox 2.0 version. If you have 3 it does not work.
     
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  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    gonna go back to 2
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ok, went back to version 2, installed tabs mix and also found session manager, I think both of these will do the trick, thanx all
     
  8. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    As you can see in my screenshot I have it set to use Firefox's built in Session Manager, but changing the other setting to do it everytime still works with the built in one.
     
  9. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    session manager work wonders..

    There is also a beta version of TabMixPlus that works in FF3b5 (haven't tried it yet in RC1). I pulled it down and it does work great.. can't find it at the moment though.. will edit if I find it again later.
     
  10. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Indeed, session manager = ftw.
     
  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Newest version of TMP is 0.3.6.1.080416 Everything works with RC1 except what Bman posted. So if you shut down FF with some tabs open and then restart FF it will not restore your tab session. If it crashes with tabs then it will restore them if you wish it to.
     
  12. SkyFuser

    SkyFuser Techtard in Training Political User

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    Session Manager looks useful. Although I have Firefox RC1 so it's all good :)
     
  13. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Slightly outside the box.

    You could just use Opera :)

    It's faster and uses less memory AND it can re-start with the last state remembered :)
     
  14. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    boo i say, Booo
     
  15. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Firefox 3.0 does this automatically. When you close the browser a window pops up that says "Quit - Save & Quit" and a check box that says never ask me again. You could have checked that, then hit quit so now it always quits without saving the session. I'm not sure how you would go about resetting that option, I looked around the preferences and saw nothing relating to it. *shrug*
     
  16. Mizzle

    Mizzle Oh, now I know...!

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    Indeed. In FF 3 you'll be prompted if you'll save your session for later use when you hit the close-button :)
     
  17. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    There's always one :lick::laugh:
     
  18. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    bad news, this does not do the trick

    this is bizarre, on a crash I can get back to the screen I was working on, but on close I cannot

    somebody see if they can get to do what I want to do, this is the first page

    http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/mynassauproperty/property_search.jsp

    hit the "property search" button then tap the "I agree button" at the bottom and that's the page I want to come back to on restart, I can do it after a browser crash but can't get session manager to do it without a crash
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2008
  19. Perris Calderon

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    going to try that but I doubt it will work, please try my link above and give it a go before I reisntall version three

    thanx in advance
     
  20. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    will try that now , could you try the link I provided above and tell me if it works for you after you hit the "I agree button"?

    thanx saz